At Pathways, A Family’s First Portrait

Photo of Dave Dulaney (above) taken by Will Hayes.  “Ok, y’all ready?” Dave Dulaney tells the Pathways Center residents – a family of three — posing in front of a white canvas not to be startled by the camera’s flash. The boy’s young friend, sitting at a nearby table, smiles mischievously. “Alright, one, two, three.” The camera […]

Sponsorship Spotlights Client Successes

Rhett Blanchard knows a good deal when he sees one – and the Flow Buick-GMC of Greensboro general manager says his decision to donate funds to Greensboro Urban Ministry was one of those. “We have donated money in the past to nonprofits where I feel like the money didn’t stay local or help people directly,” […]

A Community Jam to Fight Poverty

They say one act of giving gives way to subsequent acts of kindness. In Rich Lerner’s case, that age-old saying held true. The local musician decided to start Groove Jam — an annual music festival showcasing local bands and benefitting Greensboro Urban Ministry – after attending fellow musician Warren Haynes’ own music festival in Asheville […]

Frazier Elementary’s Penny Drive against Poverty

Frazier Elementary School showed that a penny may be small, but pennies – plural – can be powerful … and heavy. From March to May of this year, students in Frazier’s ACES (Afterschool Care Enrichment Services) program enthusiastically collected coins as part of a penny drive for the homeless. Each student made a personal bank […]

Swarming Together to Serve Greensboro

The Greensboro Swarm recently kicked off its Swarm Summer of Service at Greensboro Urban Ministry. Swarm staff members served lunch, helped stock the pantry and brought items out to food pantry customers. “People are supporting us on the court. We want to support them off the court,” said Kat Kienle, the Greensboro Swarm’s manager of […]

BB&T Lighthouse Project at Pathways Center

BB&T work at GUM's Pathways Center

BB&T Lighthouse Project shines at GUM each year, as corporate volunteers turn out to make a difference across our community. The Dealer Commercial Services Team at BB&T chose Pathways Center for its Lighthouse Project recently and created a beautiful outdoor space for the 16 families staying in our shelter on North Church Street. Missy Stewart, […]

Angel’s Revival

Angel Baptist came to Greensboro Urban Ministry after facing the challenges of substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. She is a resident at Partnership Village, a community where women, men and families with children who have experienced homelessness can find support, structure and community as they get back on their feet. “At Partnership Village, I’m learning to […]

Mother’s Day Challenge — You Did It!

Mother's Day Art

Thank you for helping us meet the Mother’s Day Challenge! This special online challenge event raised $11,601, more than doubling our anonymous donor’s original gift. You remember the story: A donor approached us earlier this year with a generous donation and a challenge: Can you make this gift go twice as far? We said: We’d […]

#FeedGSO Drive: 71,950 pounds!

#FeedGSO

Food and cash donations are coming in from last weekend’s #FeedGSO Spring Community Food Drive, and we’re excited to share that your support is pushing our totals well ahead of Spring 2016! As of April 25, our food and cash donations total and equivalent of 71,950 pounds of food that will go to feed hungry […]

Miss Thelma’s Last Thursday

Longtime volunteer Thelma Stevenson

Thelma J. Stevenson, known around GUM affectionately as Miss Thelma, cooked her last lunch today in Potter’s House Community Kitchen. After 30 years, she’s hanging up her apron and retiring. Miss Thelma started cooking in her home and delivering food for our guests in the 1980s. When GUM’s building at 305 W. Gate City Blvd. […]